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Nottingham Light Night 2010 Feb 12th


Once a year Nottingham plays host to Light Night, you may not realise it but thats what the big wheel is all about!

Well, the wheel will be back for 2010, but that’s not all there is to Light Night! Light Night takes place in cities around the UK and it’s aim is to reclaim cities from the rabble of drinkers, hen parties and other ‘low brow’ activities on offer, and replace them with a diverse selection of cultural events. The aim being to draw in folks who wouldnt normally head into Nottingham on a Friday night by promising them a fun evening on the town with a nicer atmosphere. Lets be honest, it’s a great attempt to try and quash the conception that Nottingham is a fearful place to be on a Friday night…lets face it, we’ve all seen or been victim of the nasty side so I’m fully behind any attempts to make Nottinghams’ nighttime a nicer place! Light Night proudly claimed 45,000 people came to into the City on this night in 2009.

So what is happening this year?

The date for your diary is Friday February 12th, with some family friendly events spilling out into the daytime of February 13th. The evening kicks off with 500 children performing a concert under the Big Wheel , but if thats not your cup of tea there are loads of special evening tours, events and special offers in shops, bars & clubs, illuminations and light sculptures around the city, her are just a few –

Ghost and Ghouls tours – ‘Light Nights’ Fright Fest’
Galleries of Justice Museum

Fri 12, 5pm – 9pm (Last tour at 8pm)

City Historical Tour
Castle Area
Fri 12, 7pm – 9pm

Ezekial Bone’s Light Night Magic Lantern Tour
Royal Centre
12 Feb, 10.30pm – Midnight

Lace Inspired Light Night
Debbie Bryan Studio & Shop, St Mary’s Gate, The Lace Market
Fri 12, 12noon – 9pm

Pit of Curiosities 2010 – From Another World
(This is my collaborative event for Light Night, I will be there in a ridiculous costume and I am currently making a lifesized robot for it!)
The Pit and Pendulum
17 Victoria St, Nottingham, NG1 2EW – (Pelham Street entrance map)
Friday 12 February 2010 from 8pm to Late

The Alley Café presents Festival of Light
Cannon Court, Angel Row
Tel: 0115 955 1013
Fri 12 Feb, 6pm ’til late
Just for Light Night, the Alley Café presents an evening of visual installations and projections against the backdrop of Cannon Court Yard
Special offer: 10% off total food bill throughout January and February

Sinfonia Chorale
singing in the Arcade in Exchange Buildings (Council House).

Fencing Demonstration by Radcliffe Sword Club

Mini Dr Sketchys Anti Art School Light Night Event
Feb 13th Daytime at The Central 2pm – 3:30pm (Doors open at 1:30)- Life drawing with a twist. Bring your own art equipment

The Pianothon
At the Theatre Royal – Friday 12 February
he Theatre Royal is hosting The Pianothon, a non-stop performance in the Dress Circle foyer. Jazz, Classical, it’s all covered!

The Olive Tree’s Treasure Hunt
9 – 11 Saint James’s Terrace, Nottingham, NG1 6FW
Fri 12 Feb, 5.30pm -11pm
Light Night offer: Join ‘The Olive Tree’ for a special Light Night Treasure Hunt. Adults and children alike can follow the trail and hunt for clues – there are even prizes to be won!

The Council should be announcing their full programme of events very soon and keep your eyes peeled for leaflets and posters around town!